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Oktoberfest 2018

September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Oktoberfest 2018

Weird & Rare Beers!

That should just about say it all! Celebrate Oktoberfest at Parkway Brewing Company September 22, from Noon to 10pm. Our Brewmasters are releasing 3 German style lagers, we will have a sausage food truck for maximum Oktoberfest authenticity and music from Gryzzle and the Audacity Brass Band.

Why is Oktoberfest called “Oktoberfest” when it actually begins in September?

“The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over “die Wiesen” or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.”


Gryzzle hails from Harrisonburg Virginia and has a sound that’s hard to explain but easy to appreciate. This group of young musicians blends big horns, rap and a smokin rhythm section into a musical compilation that will make you instantly cooler just by listening.

Audacity Brass Band

Audacity Brass Band is a ten piece New Orleans Style brass band out of Farmville, VA. They love to jam to traditional brass styles, and add elements of hip-hop, rock, and funk. Its obvious that they love the flair that their style brings. Groovy, Funky, Tight, Audacity.



September 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Parkway Brewing Company
739 Kessler Mille Road
Salem, VA 24153 United States
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